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January 11, 2006

Disable MSN Messenger Auto Run via Group Policy

At the request of several students, I put the latest version of MSN Messeger 7.5 on the Nord Lab computers. Unfortunately, The Group Policy settings for the old Windows Messenger don't work with this new IM Client. Specifically, the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client\PreventAutoRun

is only applicable to Messenger 4.x and below. So, I came up with this ADM file to disable MSN Messenger 7.5 from automatically starting when the user logs in, but they can still run it if they choose to.

This ADM file uses a different method entirely for prevening MSN Messenger from automatically running when the user logs in. It clears out the entry for it from the User's "Run" list.

;; Remember in gpedit.msc to go View->Filtering ;; and uncheck "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed" ;; ;; David Carlin (djc6@cwru.edu) 1/11/2006 ;; ;; Disable MSN Messenger AutoRun CLASS USER CATEGORY !!MSN_Messenger_Policy POLICY !!DISABLE_MSN_AUTORUN KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" VALUENAME msnmsgr VALUEON "" END POLICY END CATEGORY [strings] MSN_Messenger_Policy="MSN Messenger Policy settings" DISABLE_MSN_AUTORUN="Disable MSN Messenger Autorun"

Posted by djc6 at January 11, 2006 03:36 AM

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Thanks for ur post

Posted by: Msn Nickleri at April 22, 2007 04:10 PM

Thanks for ur post

Posted by: Ugur at April 22, 2007 04:27 PM